If you ride anywhere in the western states, contending with poor air quality during the summer months is a training reality. Emissions, wood smoke, ozone, they all contribute to a less than ideal environment for riding.
For most of my life reading has been a chore. I blame school. Book reports, essays, and multiple choice questions all turned reading into a means to an end. My “end” was ensuring my GPA stayed high enough so my parents wouldn’t stop paying for my car insurance. I always wanted to “read for fun”, school just seemed to make it impossible.